Will Studio( Enterprise Edition) be 64-bit this year,too ?
thank you very much for this interesting exciting news.
Do you remember our short discussion about the preferred platform for custom activities, x86 or x64? If I am not mistaken, custom activities compiled with x86 flag will then no longer work. Only with the platform flag AnyCPU and x64.
The use of your SAP BAPI activity will then explicitly require the installation of SAP NCo x64, not x86 as you described in your installation prerequsites, this depends on the UiPath version which is used. I do not know of a SAP NCo with the AnyCPU flag. Also it will also no longer be possible to use the NCo installed with the SAP GUI for Windows, it is x86.
These version dependencies increases the complexity in the transition phase from x86 to x64. In many use cases this will certainly not be a problem, just as you wrote, but in the context of SAP with NCo the user will have something to do.
Furthermore you have to take care that e.g. handles or pointers are 4 bytes on 32-bit platform and 8 bytes on 64-bit platform. If a code activity contains a handle with the data type integer, which has a size of 4 bytes, then an exception will occur, because the handle in x64 has a size of 8 bytes. Adjustments may be necessary here as well.
Noted and thank U for the update.
i guess that all new generation of computer works with x64 but the main point is … there exist some Entreprise still working with old information system with x86 and we also know that its not easy at all for companies to upgrade their IT system … let me know your opinion about this
We are aware of this and both x86 & x64 will be supported for Enterprise version. For community to simplify things, we will release only the x64 version.
Unfortunately from what I know there will be not such thing.
To be honest I don’t have necessary information about it. We want firstly to test it out on the Community Edition to get rid of all potential issues and when we will be 100% ready that it’s being fully stable then it will be considered as a part of an Enterprise one.
Thank you for such information. I will make sure it will reach our dev team.
I totally agree with you. We know that switching the architecture for enterprises is not an easy and short task. Please remember that we are not forcing any updates for enterprise and the current version of the Enterprise Plan is still supported. All activities in their current version will be still working as they should. In the future it will impact only the newer versions.
Sorry but I needed to use translator for this. It might be not a perfect answer though
“Es solo una parte de la versión comunitaria en este momento. Los clientes empresariales no se ven afectados.”
Thanks for your kind reply.
@StefanSchnell even if Studio is 64-bit the runtime is flexible:
- Runtime 32-bit: Studio supports x86 runtime for .NET Framework based activities and workflows.
- Runtime 64-bit: Studio will support x64 runtime for .NET Core based activities and workflows in a future version.
Please let me know if this answers your concers.
That’s good to know.
thank you very much for this information.
Very interesting that x64 version uses .NET Core in a future version.
No, I don’t have any concerns, I just wanted to point out that there might be a need for changes at some places. I think the step into the 64-bit world is right and good. And in business context you support both platforms, so all is well.
But here another tiny question: .NET Core supports Linux. Do you plan to make UiPath available for Linux in the future?
You got it right
.NET Core porting opens the door for a lot of functionality and we explore all the possibilities. So stay tuned for future releases.
I will stay tuned.
This is exciting news! Cant wait to explore more
That’s great. Curious to explore more
I am positive it would, especially projects (e.g. Excel automation) that deal with very large datasets